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citizens. and a mosque fire in california, may be the latest example of fear towards islam. grab a cuuof coffee and meet a cop. this is the plan for the iowa city police department...they wants to spark conversation s with the community. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this s the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. good morning and thanks for joining us. we begin with first alert storm team meteorologis t britley ritz. it's defefitely going to be a a gloomy weekend weather wise. dense morning fog will make for difficult driving conditions this morning. make sure to head out a few minutes earlier. a dense fog
weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain chances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two. expected rain totals are around 1 3 inches, locally higher amounts are possible. thanks britley. democratic presidential candidates are once again making appearances throughout the state this weekend. vermont senator bernie sanders will make a f stops in eastern iowa today. at 10 this morning, he'll visit strawberrrr hill elementary in anamosa to talk about racial justice and prison reform. then at 1 this afternoon, he'll head to clinton for a town hall meeti at clinton middle school.
the e and river center in dubuque. sanders will finish the day in waterloo, with a stop at west high school at 7:30. hillary clinton has a high-profile star doing sse campaign legwork o oher behalf. it's actor tony goldwyn, who plays the president on abc's hit t-v show, scandal. goldwyn will start his day in central iowa this morning, making a few stops in des moines. then he'll head to cedar rapids this evening. at 6-45 he'll be at a private home event. tomorrow, the actor will make stops in iowa city and bettendorf for a canvass kick-off event. republican candidate donald trump had a lot to say in des moines. yesterday, he spoke at the iowa state fairgrounds inside the varied industries building. trump sai the u.s. needs to help with the migration of syrian refugees, and to "create a safe zone someplace in syria." but he doesn't want them coming into the u.s.
who's been polling higher in iowa recently. trump stressed he supports ethanol and questioned cruz's campaign backers. "11:15 he's from texas and, to the best of my knowledge, there's a lot of oil in texas, right? so he gets a lot of money from the oil companies and he's totally against ethanol." last saturday while visiting cedar rapids, cruz stressed that the government shouldn't be in the business of picking winners and losers on energy. recent statements made by public figures like trump have sparked an international debate on muslims entering the u-s. today that's hitting home for muslims attending a mosque that caught fire in california. the riverside county sheriffs office says someone intentionally set fire to the islamic center of palm springs on friday afternoon. county officials have not yet said if they have any suspects. fire crews were able to contain the fire to the building's front lobby. many muslims who attend the mosque are now questioning why they were
" "we was like, what's happening? and they said somebody tried to blow up the mosque. why? for what reason? we're peaceful people. we don't terrorize people, we don't bomb people." " officials say no one was hurt. the investigation is ongoing. " it's just terrible, i don't want to be here" family members are remembering a man killed during the san bernardino shootings. mourners gathered friday in riverside, california for the funeral of damien moss. the 58-yeye-old health department workrk was inland regional her father canceled a health attend a training meeting there. the san bernardino terror atatck is pushing president obama to meet with military leaders at the pentagon on monday. he plans to develop ideas with defense secretary ash carter to strike out at isis i ielligence. this willlle the second time this year president obama has called a meeting with the national
they're expected to focus on operations in iraq and syria. a waterero man accused of shooting a gun at his ex- girlfriend and another man last year, will serve 10 years in prison. the waterloo- cedar falls courier reports 30 year old shane sliekers, senior pleaded guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and ammunition. sliekers appeared in u-s district court in cedar rapids on wednesday. in august 2014, court records show sliekers shot twice at his ex-girlfriend and a man after r noticed his motorcycle was vandalized. just before shooting, sliekers is accused of trying to run the woman and man over. dudung their investigation, police say they found a hand gun and ammunition at sliekers' home. jurors have sided with a waterloo doctor in a malpractice lawsuit. the waterloo cedar falls courier repepts the caretakers of max mixdorf filed suit against doctor mir waziri in
dr. waziri of being responsible for causing mixdorf to suffer a brain hemorrhage, after he was born in 2010. mixdorf has cerebral palsy, and will use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. attorneys for mixdorf's caretakers say doctor ziri left the child on a ventilator for too long. waziri's attorneys say the ventilator had nothing to do with the brain hemorrhage. attorneys for mixdorf sought nearly 5 million dollars in damages. recent clashes between policic officers and citizens across the country have prompted the iowa city police department to create an open dialogue with people in their community. the department started "coffee with a cop" about a year and a half ago, as way for people to talk with officers. yesterday morning, officers met with a group of people at daylight doughnuts. some people were there to help educate officers on communicating with people who are aututstic. officers say they enjoy the open setting. "it's a place where people can
otherwise might have to flag down a squad car, or go to the police department, and we're just t ying to get that neutral setting in a local business where we can have those conversations. " the university heights police department is considering starting a similar event. 18 new police officers are ready to serve eastern iowa. this was the 43rd graduating class of the cedar rapids regional police academy yesterday. recruits from various departments attend the four-month program to become certified peace officers. what many people don't realize, is that officers working for smaller departments have to pay the department if they leave within the first fouou years. "if the city is going to come up with the cost for educational training at the police academy that they stay long enough to get the benefit of that training and generally it's about four years." cedar rapids does not have
requirements, but many smaller departments in eastern iowa do. those contracts are typically on a aliding scale, with 100 percent reimbursement for an officer who leaves during the first year, to 25 percent after the third year. a dozen donuts.... krispy kreme hahaa big treat for customers looking for the perfect breakfast snack today. stay with tv9. it's ---.
driving conditions this morning. mae sure to head out a aew minutes earlier. a dense fog advisory has been issued from the national weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will
continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain n ances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two. expected rain totals are around 1 to 3 inches, locally higher amounts are possible. thanks britley. star wars fever is spreading
series in ames. a big first half for the hawkeyes. alexa kastanek three ball corner pocket.. she finished with 14.. and here they come on the break and ally disterhoft finishes for two of her carerr 26. with another big night with a career high 26.. and iowa jumped out to an 11 point second half lead.. but just like last night hilton magic took over..bridget carlton takes the basline to give the shawna johnson off the inbounds with the three
way..she had 22.. hawks cut the lead to one on a nice spinning drive by disterhoft.. but down three ally for three to send it to overtime no!! and iowa state comes from behind for the 69-66 win. lets talk some football uni is peaking at just the right timeeading into tomorrows quarter-r-nal matchup with north dakota state. scott westerberg has a preview from fargo. the fargodome was the site of heartbreak for uni earlier this season as the bison scored a late touchdown to steal viviory from a panther team that really needed one. fast forward two months and these teams look noticeably different, especially at the quarterback position. "they just gaened a bunch of confidence and the more bailey played, the more they knew whatathey were getting offensively. their defense as stayed, for the most part, relatively healthy, and they have a phenomenal defense anyway." " e quarterback situation for ndsu is different from the first meeting as well. carson wentz has been out with a broken wrist, and his availability is in question,
than serviceable in wentz's absence. "t"tis young man is doing a really n ne job. he's probably a better runner than carson was, but they're definitely rushing the football very well." "carson was a great pocket passer, probably pass first, run second kind of guy. i think the new g g is probably a little bit of the opposite, a very athletic guy." but no matter who's at quarterback for the bison, the panthers are confident in their defse, which has been lights out as of late. football we've played. we've won seven in a row now, so i think we're playing at our best right now." even though uni has been to a national championship game and played in the semifinals a number of times, coach farley said knocking off the four time defending champs would rank right up there with any of those game. from fargo, scott westeerg tv9 sports. it was a busy night in high school hoops. lets start off at xavier the saints hosting kennedy.. xavier on the run and mitch burger finishes. but a great start for sophomore derrick diggens who scored 8 of
xaviererent on a nice run thanks to back to back triples from jackson jones. and xavier wins the boys game .different story in the girls game at kennedy. the cougars ran the saints off the court in the first. and they were jumping for joy with a 25-7 lead at the break.. the saints answered with their defense.. jenny dickes with the steal and she goes coast to coast for the bucket and e.. but the cougars s th just too many weapons.. the soccer star sidney hayden connects from three point land and they owned the inside too.. layla sellers with the kiss and kennedy wins the girls game . the p pirie boys hosted senior tonight... fast forward to the 2nd quarter, prairie's jalen rima gets the steal, he takes it coast-to- coast for the layup... hawks go up 18-11... but dubuque senior comes right back, carter stevens stops, pops and drops a three at the top of the key... he hit 5 three-pointers in the 2nd quarter... rams led 32-24 at halftime, but prairie comes back to
the cpu girls hosted clear creek amana tonight on 9.2.and the clippers doing a nice job of breaking the press.. erin navarro finishes.. but look at the ball movement from the pointers and erika wooldridge with the nice cut down the lane for the duce.. and clear creak amana did not have an answer for he wooldridge sister.. allison wooldridge for three and third rankededenter point urbana rolls to the 60-37 win. to the ice...the roughriders hosted chicago tonight... elvis sang anthem... not even two minutes into the game, the roughriders get on the board as hn deroche redidicts the taylor brierly shot to make it 1-0... later in the first period, roughriders with the tic- tac-toe play to jacob hayhurst who goes five- hole... roughriders hang on 4-3 for their 7th straight win
weather wise. dense morning fog will make for difficult driving conditions this morning. make sururto head out a few minutes earlier. a dense fog advisory has been issued from the national weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain chances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two. expected rain totals are around 1 to 3 inches, locally higher amounts are possible. if you're a donut lover, you
if you want to get in on the deal, you can get the coupon through the krispy kreme smart phone or bring a inted copy totohe store. look at this toy! a bidder paid 25-thousand dollars for this luke skywalker action figure. luke's lightsaber broke easily, so the toys were pulled from production. this one is still in the original packaging -- making it priceless to a quarter-million-dollar auction of star wars and fashion mogul is selling his collection of rare and unique items from the film series. some eastern iowa elementary
is waking up with kcrg-tv9 it's here's what you need to know today. warmer weather means less snow. and one dubuque tourist attraction is suffering. and a young eastern iowa girl is hoping dancing will help kids like her beat cancer. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is the kcrg-tv9 saturday morning news. but first, meteorologis t britley ritz has your first alert forecast, britley... it's definitely going to be a gloomy weekend weather wise. dense morning fog will make for difficult driving conditions this morning. make sure to head out a few w nutes earlier.
advisory has been issued from the national weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain chances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two. expected rain totals are around 1 to 3 inches, locally higher amounts are possible. thanks britley. warmer temperatures aren't sitting too well with directors at sundown n untain resort in dubuque. neither sundown mountain in dubuque nor chestnut mountain resort in galena, illinois are open yet for the ski and snowboard season. in order for crews to make
degrees or lower. they've been able to do that a few times, but not enough to create and keep a base layer of snow. "the snow that you see is almost entirely artificial. we obviously got the 12 inches of snow, but that natural snow is long gone. " the last time sundown opened past today's date was back in 2001. and in 191974, the resort didn't open until february 1st. however, the warmer weather is allowing for more construction work. crews will shut down eastbound traffic on part of 8th avenue southwest in cedar rapaps on monday. the city is closing those lanes from 1st street to diagonal drive for a gas service cutoff. construction is expected to last about 4 days. westbound traffic will stay open. iowa city, highwayay will be down one lane near
the university of iowa. crews are closing the outer lane of southbound traffic to replace a traffic signal pole. the lane should
a nationally-known expert in making cities "walkable" and "liveable" is teaching cedar rapids city leaders how to envisi future street projects. dan burden led a workshop for members of the city council and city staff this week. this is burden's third visit to cedar rapids on this topic in ten years. today's workshop was about a concept called "complete streets." city staffers say that means considering the impact of bike traffic, and how pedestrians will move around in any future streets project for the city. "as the public starts to see more of these road improvement projects, through paving for progress, you're also going to see more and more consideration where we can put a sidewalk, where we can put a bike lane. " the city of cedar rapids has used some of the "complete streets" principles in earlier projects. one example would be the bike lane arrangements throughout the downtown area. parking
will be much easier for visitors to the university of iowa hospitals and clinics this weekend. officials will open a new w underground parking ramp
sunday. the project will add 700 parking spots to the area. the ramp cost about 10- million dollars to build. studenen at westfield elementary in robins are dancing to raise money for pediatric cancer patients. it's part of the school's first-ever mini dance marathon.n. but as kcrg-tv9's sarah mccarthy explains, one little girl is spear-heading the effort for personal reasons. jordyn gourley isn't shy about sharing.. i have a microphone on! her sty starts with a fight against cancer. but she says the ending is really about everyone here. "i'm surprised." surprised at how many people showed up to hang battle signs.. and ration refreshments. but also surprised by how many kids still need support as they fight deadly diseases. kids she calls best friends.. "dear christopher, you are my best friends since i was three. get better soon." who inspired all this. dancing it's a mini dance marathon meant to help kids like
and have a healthier life and so their parents can pay for their medical stuff." jordyn knows how crucial support is. rhabdomyosarcoma - a rare muscle cancer, stole 54 weeks of her life. between family vacations, holidids, and other dancing adventures, the then three-year- old's chemotherapy and radiation treatments drained her. you wouldn't know it now. "talking to jordyn, it's like she had a cold, when she talks about it. she's so matter of fact." her first grade teacher watched jordyn recover - ometimes missing days to be at mayo. but always willing to share her story when she returned. "she'd tell our class about her ports and her scars." she's taken her story to politicians and celebrities - working to raise money for child cancer research, which remains severely
for jordyn dancing and everyone here, helping others sometimes starts with one story. in robins, sarah mccarthy, kcrg-tv9 news. jordyn is coming up oner five-year anniversary of being cancer free. her marathon raised more than 5-thousand dollars. that money will go directly to the university of iowa's dance marathon. it's big ol' ' sh saturday... -9's john campbell will give us a look at some of the greatest catches of the fishing season. stay with tv9. it's ---. meteorologist britley ritz joins
sure to head out a few minutes earlier. a dense fog advisory has been issued from the national weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain chances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two. expected rain totals are around 1 to 3 inches, locally higher amounts are possible.
thanks britley. don't hang up your tackle boxes
there's still lots of time to get out their and catch a
whopper. it's time for another edition of big ol' fish, with tv-9's john campbell. check out the huge flathead quinton taylor landed in the iowa river with the help of his father zac. madelyn brown found the honey hole at dells lake. way to go buddy ro. isaac marquardt of dubuque hit the jackpot with
mississippi river northern. this is one, very larege sheephead. julie valley nailed the 18 pounder near north buena vista. sadie strowmatt also finding some action on that private pond. talk about a slab bluegill , zeb wessels caught and released this chunker in a palo farm pond. we go to lake erie for the next picture. shelby sloan and her monster walleye. 8 chalupas. eli mumey of bettendorf caught this 20 inch catfish . also on the team were his dad, grandpa and brother ryan. mason oldenburger was using a cain pole and a nightcrawler when this monster crappie took the bait. you are witnessing the start of a great fishing career. ada herold and her first fish ever. owen boge and leah steger of dyersville teamed up on the mississippi for this sheephead. this is adam erwin of williamsburg with a farm pond hog. have you hugged your channel cat today? hailey dietze sure has. all 12 pounds worth. kaden martinson of independence pulled a crawdad out of the river, slipped it on a hook and voila! nice smallie. next up is ethan brockman who holds up one of many cats he caught in
picture. this is brennan esbeck and the bluegill he caughe at neighbor harr'ys. pond. alina steele of iowa city is mighty proud of her first ever fish. it was was larger than grandpa's. here is a happy camper. clayton yelland of williamsburg caught this beautiful rainbow at backbone state park. and size can be a relative thing. for instance, brenton bishop of lowden and his 13 pound flathead. with all my fishing friends, this is john campbell reporting. to catch some local college football today... the university of northern iowa will take on north dakota state university in fargo. the game is at 11 o'clock this morning on espn. an oklahoma police officer learns his fate in court, as his victims speak publicly for the first time in a
to the islamic center of palm springs on friday afternoon. county officials have not yet said if they have any suspects. fire crews were able to contain the fire to the building's front lobby. many muslims who attend the mosque are now questioning why they were targeted. " "we was like, what's happening? and they said somebody tried to blow up the mosque. why? for what reason? we're peaceful people. we don't terrorize people, we don't bomb people." " officials say no one was hurt. the investigation is ongoing. the family of laquan mcdonald is thanking people in chicago for protesting on their behalf. a chicago police officer shot mcdonald 16 times in october 2014, killing the 17-year-old mcdonald. dash cam video caught the entire shooting. mcdonald's uncle, pastor marvin hunter, spoke about his nephew's kind nature. " he was a big boy, but he was a teddy bear. he wasn't a gangster. he didn't fit, in his personality, the profile that jason van dyke had of him and
was the kind of kid, when he say you he greeted you with a hug. he tried to make you laugh. he was a jokester. that's who he was." " the u-s department of justice has started a civil rights investigation into the chicago police department and into mcdonald's death. "count eight: defendant is guilty of the crime of forcible oral sodomy and punishment is set at 20 years." it's a guilty verdict for ex-oklahoma city officer, daniel holtzclaw. a jury found him guilty for rape and sexual battery in 18 out of 36 charges. holtzclaw's victims accused him of sexually assaulting them during traffic stops. "jannie ligons/victim: i wasn't a criminal. i have no record. i didn't do anything wrong. he said i was swerving, which i did not. he just wanted to stop me." prosecutors accuse holtzclaw of
reform. sanders also plans to make stops in clinton, dubuque, and then finally waterloo. stay with us for our 8 o'clock show this morning. we're talking with dr. hamad azam with unitypoint clinic. he'll be telling us about the common disease-asthma! now, a final look at the forecast... it's definitely going to be a gloomy weekend weather wise. dense morning fog will make for difficult driving conditions this morning. make sure to head out a few minutes earlier. a dense fog advisory has been issued from the national weather service until noon today. temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 50s, but will continue to rise through the evening and overnight. rain chances will arrive tonight and continue through sunday, you may even hear a rumble of thunder or two.